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California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

Santa Monica Baykeeper v. City of Malibu

A California appellate court upheld the dismissal of a petition challenging a city's environmental impact report (EIR) for and...

Association of Irritated Residents v. California Air Resources Board

A California court ordered the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to set aside its "functional equivalent document" that evaluates the environmental consequences of its climate change scoping plan and to enjoin implementation...

Wollmer v. City of Berkeley

A California appellate court held that a city did not violate the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) when it approved an...

Association of Irritated Residents v. California Air Resources Board

A California court issued a tentative ruling that would require the California Air Resources Board to set aside its "functional equivalent document" that evaluates the environmental consequences of its climate change scoping plan...

Cherry Valley Pass Acres & Neighbors v. City of Beaumont

A California appellate court affirmed a lower court decision denying a petition challenging a city's approval of a project to build 560 residential units on a 200-acre site long used for agricultural purposes. A citizens group...

Nelson v. Kern

A California appellate court reversed a lower court decision denying a petition challenging the adequacy of a county's environmental analysis of a proposed surface mining operation on a 40-acre site in the foothills of the...

Friends of the Juana Briones House v. City of Palo Alto

A California appellate court reversed a lower court decision ordering a city to set aside its approval of a permit to demolish an historic building and to comply with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) before...

Tomlinson v. Alameda, County of

A California appellate court reversed and remanded a lower court decision that a proposed development project approved by a county was categorically exempt from environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA...

Santee, City of v. San Diego, County of

A California appellate court held that a siting agreement between a county and the state corrections department that identified potential locations for a state prison reentry facility is not subject to environmental review under the...

Tomlinson v. Alameda, County of

A California appellate court held that a subdivision development project is not exempt from environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The county deemed the project exempt from CEQA under the categorical...